Blitzing the Moraine!

Thanks to the financial support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Pratt & Whitney Canada,

we are pleased to announce our BioBlitz program for 2016.

We’re looking for volunteers of all skill levels to come out and help us identify all the living things on two spectacular, protected properties on the Oak Ridges Moraine. 

Expert Leaders will take a couple of volunteers each and share their knowledge and expertise on birds, insects, frogs, plants, and so much more! 

What a great way to spend a spring day!

Want to learn about species identification and their importance?  Why not come out to some of our FREE workshops. 

There is no obligation to volunteer for one of the BioBlitzes, but you’ll forgive us if we still ask! 

 

 

 

Workshops

 

  Durham Region York Region

Native Trees & Shrubs

Learn about the Trees & Shrubs in your area. Do you know a maple tree from an oak tree in the winter? What threats face our trees in town and in the forest? Learn identification skills, pests, and how to help.

Tree & Shrub Identification - March 1st, 7pm, Scugog Public Library, 231 Water St., Port Perry

Native Tree Identification - Feb 25th, 7pm, Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship Education Centre, Hollidge Tract, 16389 Hwy 48

Bird Identification

Soon our migratory birds will be returning. Learn how to identify some of the birds by sound and by sight. What birds are coming to town, when can we expect them and how long will they stay?

Bird Identification - March 24th, 6:30pm, Scugog Public Library Bird Identification - March 7th, 7pm, Aurora Public Library

Salamander Identification

We've all heard that salamanders are at risk as their habitat continues to disappear. Join  Josh Feltham from Sir Sandford Fleming as he shares his knowledge with us!

Salamander Identification - April 7th 7pm

Scugog Arena

1655 Reach St., Port Perry

 

Wildflowers

Spring is almost here. What is sprouting in the forests and meadows around your area? Learn about native wildflowers, how to grow them and where you can expect to see them.

Wildflower Identification - April 19th, 6:30pm, Scugog Public Library Wildflower Identification - April 11th, 7pm, Aurora Public Library

Dragonflies, Butterflies and Moths

So many things are buzzing in the neighbourhood. Come and learn about some of the most beautiful things with wings where you live!

Dragonflies, Butterflies & Moths - May 3rd, 6:30 pm, Scugog Public Library Dragonflies, Butterflies & Moths - May 16th, 7pm, Aurora Public Library

 

To register for any or all of these workshops, please send an email to landtrust@oakridgesmoraine.org or call us at 905-853-3171 x30.

2016 BioBlitz

 

Durham Region York Region
East Cross Forest, May 13th & May 14th McLeod Wood Nature Reserve, May27th & May 28th

 

Eventbrite - Blitzing the Moraine!

 

 

PAST EVENTS

 

What's Buzzing in the Neighbourhood?

Join us on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

7pm - 9pm

Lemonville Community Centre

13453 McCowan Road, Stouffville

(Just south of Bloomington)

Join your neighbours for a casual evening of conversation about the Oak Ridges Moraine.

Come and hear the “buzz” in our community! We’ll have short presentations about the state of our bee populations and how your garden plants can support local pollinators.

We look forward to meeting you over coffee and refreshments.

 

 

 

 

It's not too late for Susan and the Land Trust to work their magic!

What would you say if I told you I could turn your $500 into $25,000? That’s an investment return of 5000%.  You may think this is too good to be true. Let me explain.

At the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, we work with passionate landowners to protect their precious property forever. And we do this not by buying the property but by working with them to find another – even better way – to save it.

By working with these generous and forward thinking people, we enter into an agreement, often called a Conservation Easement, which will protect their property forever. Basically, the landowner “donates” the ability to develop to the Land Trust, who is prohibited from ever developing the land or selling that development ability.

In return, they get a tax receipt, capital gains exemption and the opportunity to continue to live on the land they love so much.

Fortunately, a number of people who live on the glorious Oak Ridges Moraine are interested in talking to us about this opportunity. Over the years, we have earned the trust of 57 landowners who looked for a way to preserve their property and found that a Conservation Easement was the best way for them to achieve their family's conservation vision.

And we have a chance right now to protect a special place.

This property is in Caledon where it is under heavy development pressure. We have our eyes on 95 acres including 25 acres of forest. This is a magical place and along with a beautiful forest that protects some threatened birds, the fields provide habitat for the bobolink, a unique blackbird dramatically declining in numbers.

All in all, the property is a gem in the already dazzling crown of the Oak Ridges Moraine.

With $50,000, we can protect this precious land that is conservatively worth $2,500,000. **  That’s how I turn your $500 into $25,000. It’s magic!

And here is what we will do with the $50,000. We are experts at working through the mountains of paperwork to conclude an easement. Among other things we conduct land surveys, do biological monitoring, obtain detailed assessments of the property’s value and work with regional and municipal officials.

Most important, we work closely with the generous people considering the easement to ensure that they will remain proud caretakers of the land.

Click here to go to Canada Helps to support this opportunity and protect this property. I will turn every $1 into $50!

For the Moraine,

Susan Walmer, CPA, CMA

Executive Director

PS.  Like me, you want to get the most for your money. Here’s your chance to turn $500 into $25,000 of protected land on the Moraine!

** These numbers are estimates. Until the arrangement is finished, we won’t have the final costs. But this will be close!

 

 

Oak Ridges Moraine Photo Club Launch, Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

 

Moraine Snapshots

An Online Photo Club Launch and Gallery featuring The Oak Ridges Moraine

Please join me and other friends of the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust as we launch our exciting new program “Moraine Snapshots with a special presentation “Confessions of a Crazed Photographer” by renowned photographer, Ethan Meleg.

 

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Event Details: 

When: Wednesday, May 27th

Time:  7 pm – 9 pm

Where: All Saint’s Anglican Church

           12935 Keele Street, King City

           (south of King Road)

Door Prize:

Oak Ridges Moraine From Above by Bill Lishman

              

We’d love for you to be a part of it! Photos make the Moraine come alive because they allow us to deeply feel how special this place is from Caledon to Ajax.  

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Susan Walmer

Executive Director

Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust

RSVP: 905-853-3171 x30 or

landtrust@oakridgesmoraine.org

 

 

2015 Conversations for Past & Future coming to a community near you on the Moraine. Scroll down for upcoming dates in May:

 

Drop in to join us between 2 pm and 8 pm

 

Tuesday, April 7th - Hollandview Trail Retirement Residence, 200 John West Way, Aurora (just north of the Aurora Town Hall) Click here for Google Map to Hollandview Trail Residence

 

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Thursday, April 16th - Tottenham Community Centre, 139 Queen Street North, Tottenham

Click here for Google Map to Tottenham Comm Centre

 

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Tuesday, May 5th - Solina Community Hall, 1964 Concession 6, Hampton

Click here for Google Map to Solina Comm Hall

 

 

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Tuesday, May 12th - Goodwood Hall, Durham Regional Hwy 47 at Regional Road 21, Goodwood

Click here for Google Map to Goodwood Hall

 

Thursday, May 21st - Old Millbrook School, Dorothy Stevens Room, 1 Dufferin Street, Millbrook

***this event has been cancelled **** your voice can still be counted. See the home page for details.

 

 

 

Coffee, tea, or an Ontario fruit juice? And how about a side order of conversation about the past and future as you see it?

The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust invites landowners in the area to drop by and have a casual chat about where you’ve lived, worked and played on the Moraine and adjacent Greenbelt areas. 

“ We encourage landowners in the area to come and tell us your  stories about the land and life here around Aurora  before this area was  built up and changed,” says Susan Walmer, Executive Director of the Land Trust. “We especially want to hear from those of you who had, or have, properties on the Moraine in order to get a good sense of what the landscape means to you.” Did you feel that your opinion as land owners was considered in the previous legislative process? This is a chance to share your thoughts about protection of the Moraine and Greenbelt lands.

 

 You can contribute information on moraine view down road by treed field maps, share photographs and recollections, and express your concerns about what these same areas will look like in the future. “As Landowners, you might wonder about where your grandchildren will be able to catch a frog, see a Monarch butterfly or hear the song of a meadowlark” reports Walmer.  “Learn what you can do to protect an area wetland, meadow or forest.”

The Trust’s project, ‘2015: Conversations for the Past and Future’ is supported by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. “This is a big year for land use planning in south-central Ontario and this is one of many ways for you to participate.  Landowners can pick up information about how to become a part of the review process. These conversations will help the Trust better understand private landowner concerns from broader perspectives.” said Walmer.

 

 

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10th Anniversary Celebration Event, Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Albany Club, King Street East, Toronto

 

The Leave the World a Better Place launch coincided with the Trust’s recent celebration of reaching a fundraising milestone at an event hosted by the Hon. H.N. (Hal) Jackman. “Three years ago on the Trust’s 10th anniversary we set a goal of reaching $1 Million to support the work of the Trust,” says Jackman who chaired the campaign. “Individual citizens, corporate and family foundations responded and proved we care about protecting our environment. We need to do it not just with our hearts but with our pocket books too.”

One-tenth of Canada’s population lives in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The importance of near-by natural space is a critical contribution to our health and well-being now, and for generations to come.

In 2013 the Trust conserved 191 more acres. That means a total of 3,518 acres protected in a natural state, through conservation easements or donations of land. Depending on the number of properties protected, complexities of conservation agreements, type of land or easement donation, or available funds, the Trust’s annual budget can fluctuate from $300,000 to $500,000.

 “We don’t typically purchase lands to protect them”, explains Norris, “that would be too expensive. Instead, land owners voluntarily commit to restriction of some uses on their lands to protect natural processes. Crafting these agreements requires funding, but not nearly as much as it would for purchase.”  With each agreement, the Trust grows beyond what started as a small group of concerned citizens. The circle of land protectors is continually widening.

 

 

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Past Chair Patricia Short-Galle, Hon.H.N.R. Jackman, Campaign Chair and Executive Director Susan Walmer with poster commemorating the successful campaign.

 

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Board Member Nic Schulz with campaign supporter Freya.

 

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Board Member Mary Dube with long time supporter Virginia

 

 

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 3:30pm Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Oak Ridges Community Centre, Program Rooms 1 & 2, 12895 Bayview Ave, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3G2

 

This year we are pleased to provide an opportunity to participate on a leisurely, 45 minute hike that will be led by Stan Butcher, Hike Leader with Oak Ridges Trail Association.

Located at the eastern end of Lake Wilcox, the Oak Ridges Community Centre includes a resource room dedicated to learning about the Oak Ridges Moraine. It would be our pleasure to have you join us and we encourage you to bring interested friends and family. We would further suggest that you park at the south end and enter by the most southerly door.

You can learn about the work of the Land Trust and meet others who, like you, have a passion for protecting and enjoying a sustainable Oak Ridges Moraine.

Immediately following the business meeting there will be a presentation about the connection between individual health and nature.

Dr. Lisa Nisbet, Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Trent University will be presenting:

“To Promote Happiness, Health and Sustainability, Trust Nature”

Light refreshments will be served.

Hike registration at 2:15p.m.

Hike planned for 2:30 p.m.

Registration will begin at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust has sent out invitations to its membership advising of the Annual General Meeting by e-mail and regular mail early in April 2014.  If you have not received the invitation, agenda and Annual General Meeting materials or to RSVP, please contact the office at 13990 Dufferin Street North King City Ontario L7B 1B3 or telephone (905)833-3171

 

Click here for map to the Oak Ridges Community Centre

 

 

 

 

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Tool Box Seminar, February 20, 2014

 

Trust Executive Director Susan Walmer and the Hon. H.N. (Hal) Jackman attended a “Tool Box Seminar” for Tax and Estate specialists .

Organized by Lindsay Ann Histrop and Lorne Saltman of Gardiner Roberts LLP, the session titled “Save Taxes – Save the Environment; EcoGifts from a Land Owner Perspective” was an opportunity to explain the private and public benefits of Conservation Easements and the EcoGift Program. Attendees at the session, held at the Ontario Bar Association offices, represented a number of Toronto based firms.

“These are important influencers for us to engage with in this type of outreach,” notes Susan. “Deep in the heart of Toronto, it’s easy to forget how beautiful and useful lands on the Moraine are. Our visuals brought the Moraine into the city to an audience who work with clients here and in other threatened rural areas.”

The Trust is grateful to the Rogers Foundation for support of our Land Securement Outreach activity.

 

 

2014 Motorcycle Ride for the Moraine

Sunday, July 6

Polish up your ride and support the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust!

This mid-morning tour of the Moraine starts and ends at Zephyr with a BBQ lunch and community viewing of motorcycles.  

For more information about registering and collecting pledges in support of Land Trust work call Mary at  905-473-9523 or download

the Pledge Form and Registration Form here.

 

100% of funds raised go directly to the Trust in support of our property stewardship program. Donations greater than $20 will be eligible for a tax receipt.

 

 

A Green Christmas December 14th and 15th, 2013 at Tree Farms logo in shape of tree ornament

 

Tree farming is a sustainable use of ‘Natural Core’ areas of the Oak Ridges Moraine.

Donations in support of the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust will be collected at the following “Cut Your Own” operations on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15:

 

Horton’s Tree Farms - http://www.hortontreefarms.com/

Ludbrooks Tree Farm - http://www.ludbrooktreefarm.com/index.htm

Smalley’s Tree Farm - http://smalleyschristmastreefarm.com/

 

Support local businesses and sustainable uses that provide natural habitat throughout the year.

You can find more information about the sustainability of Christmas Tree farming and a list of other Cut-Your-Own operators from the Ontario Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario http://www.christmastrees.on.ca/ 

 

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Caring for your Horse and Farm Workshop & Farm Tour on Saturday, November 16th, 2013

presented by Credit Valley and Toronto Regional Conservation Authorities

 

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Caledon Community Complex, Caledon East (6215 Old Church Road)

This is a FREE environmental stewardship workshop for horse farm owners. Learn how to better manage horse manure, improve pasture quality and protect natural features on your property such as ponds, wetlands and streams. Discover programs that can assist you technically and provide financial support. We will also tour several local equine farms to get a first hand look at environmental improvement projects.

A light lunch will be included. Please dress according to weather conditions.

To register, please contact:

Mark Eastman at 905-670-1615 x430 or meastman@creditvalleyca.ca

Register On-line:
CVC Main Event Page:
http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/about-cvc/events-calendar/page/3/
Direct Registration Page:
http://www.eventbrite.ca/event/7230090395

 

 

Entertaining the Troops, 7pm Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Hebron Church, 4240 Anderson, Whitby

Support the Land Trust, enjoy Durham Region talent, and Celebrate the Troops! Purchase tickets now for “Entertaining the Troops”, a variety music show, Saturday, November 9, at the Hebron Church, Brooklin (Whitby) Ontario. Tickets are $20 each, available by calling the Trust office 905-833-3171 with your credit card or on-line at http://www.entertainingthetroops.com/ (be sure to indicate your support to the Trust).

 

 

MUSIC FOR THE MORAINE, June 8, 2013 7pm

Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main Street, Uxbridge

www.onstageuxbridge.com

 

Tickets are on sale now for an evening of “Music for the Moraine”, a fundraising event for the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust on Saturday, June 8 at the Uxbridge Music Hall.

Uxbridge’s own Darrin Davis Band will open the show at 7 p.m. If you haven’t had a chance to catch Darrin and Amy and some of their musical partners before you are in for a sweet treat!

The second set of the evening will feature Canadian Country Music Association multiple Award winning Wendell Ferguson. After hearing Wendell’s superb guitar work and frequently hilarious lyrics you will understand why he’s so popular through the alternate country and folk circuit and frequently sought to accompany many Canadian musicians.

Tickets are available at $30 each from Blue Heron Books, 62 Brock St. W., Uxbridge, or you can call the Land Trust office 905-833-3171 ext 30 to reserve by credit card.

Of the 3,477 acres of the Oak Ridges Moraine protected by the Land Trust, 688 are in Uxbridge Township. With your support of this fundraiser this great work can continue to benefit each and every one of us.

The Trust extends a special note of thanks to the John and Pat McCutcheon Foundation and the Gosling Foundation for their support for this event.

 

2013 Motorcycle Ride for the Moraine

Sunday, July 7

Polish up your ride and support the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust!

This mid-morning tour of the Moraine starts and ends at Zephyr with a BBQ lunch and community viewing of motorcycles.  

For more information about registering and collecting pledges in support of Land Trust work call Mary at  905-473-9523 or download

the Pledge Form and Registration Form here. All money raised goes directly to the Trust in support of property stewardship. Donations of $20 or more will be eligible for a tax receipt.

 

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 10am Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church Street, Aurora

 

Immediately following the meeting, we will be joined by Steven Holysh, Chief Hydrogeologist, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, presenting, Walking on Water - Characterizing the Groundwater beneath of the Oak Ridges Moraine".  In addition to being a fascinating look at what lies unseen under our feet, Steve’s work with the Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition will assist with understanding the groundwater functions of the Moraine in the 2015 review of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan.

 

The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust will be sending invitations to the Annual General Meeting by e-mail or mail shortly.  If you have not received the invitation, agenda and Annual General Meeting materials, please contact the office The Gate House 13990 Dufferin Street North King City Ontario L7B 1B3 Tel:(905)833-3171

 

A Green Christmas: 0RMLT together with Christmas Tree Farms across the Moraine - December 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Land Trust is collecting donations at three local area Christmas tree farms for two weekends in December.

The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust will be at three local Christmas tree farms over the next two weekends to accept donations to help protect the moraine.

“This is a great initiative that is bringing awareness to people that live on or near the Moraine,” said Susan Walmer, Executive Director of the Land Trust.

The Land Trust is a charitable organization formed in 1999 to help Moraine properties stay protected through agreements with landowners acquisition of lands and on-going stewardship.

The participating tree farms include Horton’s Tree Farms, Ludbrooks Tree Farm and Smalley’s Tree Farm. You can make a donation on December 8 & 9 and 14th & 15th.

To date the Trust has secured over 3,317 acres of land and planted over 90,000 trees.

To learn more about the Trust visit www.oakridgesmoraine.org

 

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Patricia Short-Galle, President of the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust (left), Susan Walmer, Executive Director and Brian Horton (right) of Horton Tree Farm flank Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor Wayne Emmerson as he holds a freshly cut Christmas tree at Horton's Tree farm in Stouffville Saturday. Courtesy of Stouffville.com http://stouffville.com/featured/moraine-trust-accepting-donations-at-local-christmas-tree-farms/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate a Milestone Event at Hogan's Inn, Sunday, November 25, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo at Hogan's Inn with Tree showing donation progressThe Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust has just received the largest personal donation in the Trust’s 12 years of operation.

 

“The $100,000 contribution from the Hon. H.N. (Hal) Jackman, former Lt. Governor of Ontario is a huge boost,” says Trust President Patricia Short-Gallé, “We have received grants for specific purposes in the past from many sources; among them the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation and the City of Toronto to name a few. This however, is an outright gift to support our operating programs. This kind of support just doesn’t happen every day.”

 

Mr. Jackman’s involvement with the citizen directed Land Trust doesn’t begin and end with this donation. Mr. Jackman took on the role of chairing the Trust’s $1 Million Stewardship Campaign in 2010 which now stands at $660,000.  With his help other philanthropic individuals and family foundations have been influenced to take a closer look at the importance of the Moraine and contribute to the campaign. All have been recognized through the Trust’s newsletter and website.

 

A recent gift of $300,000 from the Rogers Foundation directed to securement of lands, one of four areas of focus for the campaign, is also noteworthy. “This will allow us to work one-on-one with landowners to explain the benefits of entering into conservation easements and cover costs that we must incur in every transaction”, notes Ms. Short-Gallé.

 

Outreach and the establishment of a “Lands Forever Fund” to support stewardship of Trust owned properties and annual monitoring of all lands protected by the Land Trust are the other areas the campaign supports.

 

As Mr. Jackman remarks, “We could be trying to purchase just one small property for this amount but that’s not how this Land Trust operates. Using Conservation Easements leaves land in private ownership but commits owners to protecting natural features and functions. It’s a smart investment of limited funds; it spreads responsibility beyond the organization and lasts forever!”

 

Individual donations, private foundation grants and specific project funding from government and non-government sources round out support for the Land Trust’s activities. To date that translates to 3,317 acres of the Oak Ridges Moraine protected forever with the help of private landowners.

 

With 65 rivers and streams originating on the Moraine, and 250,000 people relying on it as the direct source of their drinking water, protection of land means protection of water, and more, for the millions across the GTA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

“Only 2% of total charitable giving is directed to environmental work,” notes Susan Walmer the Trust’s Executive Director, “we all depend on and benefit from a healthy environment. We are thankful for the support that Mr. Jackman and so many others are showing through results in this campaign. ”

Every contribution directed to the Trust, no matter what size, is an extremely important contribution to a healthy Moraine future. The Trust is not a regulatory or government agency. As a registered charity, the Trust can receive and provide taxable receipts for gifts of land, securities, cash and bequests.

‘Your Moraine … protect water, land and life for tomorrow’

 

Other contributions to the campaign to date have been received from:

The Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation. The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation, Edward Jackman, The J. P. Bickell Foundation, The Dalglish Family Foundation, The Charles H. Ivey Foundation, The John and Pat McCutcheon Charitable Foundation, The McLean Foundation, The Takla Foundation and many generous groups and individuals.

 

 

2012 Motorcycle Ride for the Moraine

courtesy of Uxbridge Times-Journal  July 2012 RTM event

 

The 40 participants in the 2012 "Ride for the Moraine" enjoyed a great day seeing just how beautiful the Moraine can be from the back of a motorcycle.

"People are surprised at how much you see things differently," said Reid Irwin, one of the riders. "It changes with the time of day and on the roads of the Moraine, there's always another great view to take in."

$2,500 was raised through registrations and donations to support the work of the Trust.

Stay tuned for another Ride for the Moraine on Sunday, July 7, 2013!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo courtesy of The Uxbridge Times-Journal July 2012

2011 Motorcycle Ride for the Moraine

 

 

 

10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY held September 16, 2010

Honorable Henry (Hal) Jackman chairs $1 Million Stewardship Campaign

The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust celebrated its 10th year of working to protect the natural features of the moraine with a gala event at the Koffler Scientific Reserve at Jokers Hill, King City. Situated in a designated natural core area of the moraine the property, owned by the University of Toronto, provided a most appropriate setting for celebrating the Land Trust's first decade. Over 100 attendees, consisting of land owners, past donors and supporters, partners and stakeholders in moraine protection were on hand at the launch of the Land Trust's first major fundraising campaign.

The Honorable Henry (Hal) Jackman, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, in his role as Chair of the $1 Million 10th Anniversary Stewardship Campaign, acknowledged the accomplishments of the Trust over its first 10 years and encouraged attendees to continue supporting the work of the Land Trust. Mr. Jackman articulated his personal connection with the beauty and diversity of the moraine and outlined the ways in which the Stewardship Fund will support this community run non-profit organization into its next 10 years.

With Many Thanks to:

University of Toronto, Koffler Scientific Reserve, Township of King, Mavea , Black Forest Garden Center, Highland Chevrolet Cadillac Ltd. Aurora, Steam Whistle Brewing, Magician donated by Tom Atkins, Pounds per Square Inch Performance Company, The Roving Chef.

 

Hon. Henry (Hal) Jackman address attendees

The Hon. Henry (Hal) Jackman addresses attendees. Background: President Patricia Short-Galle and Executive Director Susan Walmer.

Boarch Member Margaret Black welcomes attendees

Past King Township Mayor and Land Trust Board Member Margaret Black welcomes attendees and endorses the township's support for the Land Trust's work.

 

MP Newmarket Lois Brown greets attendees on behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Lois Brown, MP Newmarket-Aurora, delivers greetings to the Land Trust on behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Don Prince Recognized by friends and associates with Land Trust's Lifetime Achievement Award

Friends and associates recognize Don Prince with the Land Trust's Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Celebrating Land Trust's 10 years of accomplishments

Donors, supporters and partners share in the celebration of the Land Trust's accomplishments of 10 years.

Don Prince acknowledges generosity

Don Prince, Chief Land Securement Officer with the Land Trust since its inception, acknowledges the generosity of conservation easement and land donors.

 

Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust: Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve 18462 Bathurst Street Newmarket Ontario L3Y 4V9 Tel:(905)853-3171